Lathe Tools #1: Bob

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Blog entry by zazz posted 06-26-2010 06:51 PM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Can someone tell me, where i can buy a decent set of lathe gouges, that will not take you to the poor house.
Please email me and let me know. Appreciate it.


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#1 posted 06-26-2010 07:20 PM

I have been using Pinnacle from Woodcraft. They are not the most expensive and seem to hold an edge.


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Bob Simmons

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 07:55 PM

Bob…Here are some basic lathe gouges that will get you started. They are a good set to get going with and not overly expensive. Hope this helps.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 10:55 PM

If your just starting out at the lathe (like me), you’d be amazed at the dirt cheap knives you can get on ebay and online.

YES Lathe gods, I know they can be junk, but they do the job for us lathe newbs ;-)

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#4 posted 06-27-2010 06:57 PM

I’ve had good luck with Benjanin’s Best Brand from P.S.I (Penn State Industrie’s) they are reasonably priced and good quality. I also use their Barracuda2 T/N Plated Special Edition Lathe Key Chuck System.

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